A lot of fans thought—or at least hoped—Mickey Rourke wouldn’t actually appear on Wrestlemania 25 last weekend. That some handler or agent would remind Mickey that it’s absurd crap like his feud with wrestler Chris Jericho that probably kept him from winning that Oscar. But Mickey will never be Sean Penn—Mickey is mickey. And Mickey not only made an appearance at the event, but stepped in the ring and knocked Jericho out with only a few punches, to the delight of Ric Flair.
Check out the brutal “beating” Rourke delivered after the jump.
Last week, grumpy-chops Russell Crowe did his reputation no favors by gracing the Empire Film Awards for only a few minutes, reading a poem and then rushing off to his car waiting outside. But the bloke is also able, on occasion, to say something totally cool – explaining to the Sunday Times why we’ve never seen his face promoting anything other than his movies.
“I grew up with the feeling that to make your money by endorsing products was not right. I don’t want to be restricted because I have some sponsorship deal that says I have to wear this kind of suit. I don’t think I should be inducing people to buy something because it’s recommended by Maximus,” he said. See? Totally not jerky. Now we’re all confused about what to think. [Photo: Getty Images]
Madonna returned to the UK yesterday without the little girl she hoped to adopt from Malawi. The Sun reports that Mercy James spent time in tears crying, “Where’s my mummy?” after Madonna and her family left the African country. With an appeal already in process, Madonna looked sad as she arrived at London’s Luton airport, where Guy Ritchie was on hand to greet son David Banda. He’s set to spend a week with him and eldest son Rocco at his home in Wiltshire, while Madonna and Lourdes returned to her central London house. The star is said to be prepared to do “whatever it takes” to succeed in her adoption plans. [Photo: Getty Images]
The New York Post reports that Ciara and 50 Cent recently spent the night at a suite in a Times Square hotel. Says their source, “there was only one bed in that penthouse.” Gasp! You mean Fiddy had to sleep on the sofa?
Rumors have swarmed around the pair since they filmed a steamy video for “Can’t Leave ‘Em Alone” two years ago, but they’ve never admitted to anything other than friendship. Still, we wouldn’t be surprised if a successful CEO like Fiddy made sure that friendship—like everything else—came with benefits.
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British reality star Jade Goody was buried on Saturday in a tearjerker of a funeral that rivaled Princess Diana’s for its scale and media coverage. The 27-year-old died on March 22 after suffering from cervical cancer for less than a year. The occasion veered between moments of humor – flowers on the cortege read ‘minging’ and ‘East Angula’ (referring to Jade’s catchphrases and ignorance of British geography) -and heartbreaking poignancy, with a note from Jade’s sons that included the words, “We love you very much and speak about you every day, we know you are with us when we play on the beach, eat our dinner and even when we are coloring in pictures for you, we know we can talk to you and you’ll hear us.”
Her funeral procession started off in South London’s Bermondsey disctrict – where Jade originally hailed from – and continued for 19 miles to her home in Essex. Thousands of well-wishers lined the streets in London and screens outside St John the Baptist church relayed a montage of photos of Jade shown inside the funeral. Minute-by-minute coverage of the entire event was shown on Britain’s Sky News channel, demonstrating Jade’s incredible command of the media, even after her untimely death. [Photos: Getty Images]
British chef Jamie Oliver topped off an insanely busy time last week – he not only cooked dinner for all the attendees at the G20 conference in London, but his wife Jools also gave birth to their third child. The couple welcomed daughter Petal Blossom Rainbow Oliver on Friday morning at London’s Portland Hospital. Despite the five-year gap between Petal and their oldest two girls, the Olivers didn’t change their favored flower theme – her sisters are Poppy Honey and Daisy Boo. As Jamie already revealed to the press that his wife wants a fourth child, let’s hope they look a bit further for inspiration for names if they have a boy. We’re not sure there are any manly flower names out there. [Photo: Beretta/Sims/Rex Features]
Robert Pattinson and Nikki Reed, both of whom star in the tween sensation Twilight, might be officially off the market. Sorry tweens! It’s been rumored for months that the two have been flirty, but Lainey Gossip is reporting that the broodish actor took the actress and screenwriter (she co-wrote Thirteen) back to his Vancouver hotel room last Monday — and allegedly Reed didn’t leave until the morning. As Scandalist reported earlier, Pattinson likes his ladies crazy. Good thing all writers are mad, right? [Photos: FilmMagic, Getty Images]
Rihanna has been all over the Western hemisphere this week, jetting from L.A. to Hawaii and back to L.A, then to New York City for one night. Today the singer arrived in Barbados, where she was born and raised. Aside from her odd Prince-like hairdo, the singer looked stylish and ready to relax. [Photo: Splash News Online]